Before founding h&k Ventures Silicon Valley, Hakan founded the h&k Ventures – Silicon Valley in Feb 2019. Prior to h&k Ventures, Hakan was an “Executive” Director at Panasonic Silicon Valley Center in Mountain View, CA and responsible for Product Planning Strategy & Innovation for Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, where he led the “emerging” Connectivity Methodologies/Technologies and Connected LifeStyle Strategy & Innovation Concepts around Internet of Things & Mobility 4.0 for Panasonic globally from Silicon Valley.
Hakan’s experience is Advanced Technologies started with his U.S. Air Force career back in 1989 and continued with his advanced studies at Master Science Electronics and Electrical Engineering Graduation Thesis titled “Using Back Propagation Neural Networks for Speech Recognition” Speech in 1990. Later he continued his work at Ford Motor Company – Electronics Division and launched “Industry First” 1998 Model Year Jaguar S Type Speech Recognition – Infotainment System at Jaguar – UK as part of his Ford Motor Company International Service Assignment.
Hakan has broad Systems & Software Engineering and Advanced Product Development experience with Panasonic, Ford Motor Company, EDS, and US Air Force for “Real Time” Embedded Systems Applications and Advanced Software Development around connected – mobility platforms with many patents and published papers around automotive, mobility / connectivity, battery systems and emerging life sciences in post COVID 19 World.
Hakan is MIT Sloan Business School Executive Strategy & Innovation program graduate and has following degrees:
University of North Dakota MSEE, US Air Force – Central Michigan University MSA, and Istanbul Technical University BSEE.
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